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100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo

13 January 2016 No Comment


Some of us who grew up watching Doraemon cartoon on TV or reading the manga may remember many of the wonderful gadgets this helpful robot companion had stored inside his pocket. Those inventions of the future helped Doraemon and others out of sticky situations countless times, but when used improperly, backfired and made things worse.

Us long-time fans of the cartoon were delighted to find out that the 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo was coming to Surabaya, and grabbed the opportunity to revisit our childhood memories.


We visited on a weekday afternoon when there would be fewer crowds. Majority of the visitors we saw were families with young children. There were also many groups of young adults who posed and took photos with the numerous Doraemons and gadgets.



The exhibits start with an introduction to Doraemon’s origins. It explains how he was created and why he looks the way he does. For example, why doesn’t the loveable cat-shaped robot have cat-like ears? This is followed by a series of Doraemon statues posing with gadgets, and an explanation of each device. Towards the back of the exhibition area we will see some diorama of the characters in the series going about their daily business.


The exhibition will still run for another month (up to 14 February 2016), so there’s plenty of time for those who have yet visited to do so. One more thing to note, the regular ticket price is IDR 99,000 (inclusive of tax) per adult. There’s a weekday “Buy 1 get 1 free” offer if you purchase tickets with a BCA debit/credit card, so be sure to do so if you have the card!

Travel Info
Venue: Grand City Mall Surabaya
Date & Time: From 7 Dec2015 to 14 Feb 2016
Everyday 10am to 10pm
Website: www.doraemonexpo.com / www.myticketindonesia.com

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